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California has implemented impressive environmental policies for recycling all kinds of waste, including hazardous and organic waste. Additionally, the state has launched a state-wide pharmaceutical take-back program. However, for these policies to be effective, it is crucial that Californians understand their significance and take the necessary steps to support them.

N&R Publications has written stories that explain how to separate recyclables to prevent contamination of the waste stream. We have explained the importance of pharmaceutical take-back programs. Public education is crucial for achieving the state's environmental goals. N&R Publications is proud to contribute to this effort.

Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

Published May 2024

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The Agency strives to provide information related to Tehama County’s solid waste programs, plans, elements and progress towards reducing the amount of waste entering the landfill, and conserving natural resources while protecting human health and the environment. This outreach campaign is funded by a grant from CalRecycle.

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Yuba Water Agency

Published Jan 2024

Digital Stories

Yuba Water Agency is a stand-alone public agency governed by a board of seven elected officials to serve the people of Yuba County. Established by a special act of the California State Legislature in 1959, the agency’s primary missions are flood risk reduction, water supply reliability, fish habitat protection and enhancement, hydroelectric generation and recreation at New Bullards Bar.

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County of San Diego Department of Public Works

Published Sep 2023

Publications

Learn where your recyclables go—and why it matters In a consumer-centric society overflowing with countless products, each needing to take a different path towards reuse, it’s easy to question if a plastic bottle dropped in the recycling bin really makes a difference. But it can—and it does.

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County of San Diego Department of Public Works

Published Sep 2023

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Learn where your recyclables go—and why it matters In a consumer-centric society overflowing with countless products, each needing to take a different path towards reuse, it’s easy to question if a plastic bottle dropped in the recycling bin really makes a difference. But it can—and it does.

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Tulare/Kern/Delta Mosquito Abatement

Published Jul 2023

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The Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District is committed to protecting the public’s health from mosquitoes and other vectors, which can carry diseases. Learn the important—and simple—ways you can help make Tulare County a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

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Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District

Published Jun 2023

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Since 1915, the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District has protected people from mosquitoes that can carry disease. But that involves getting the word out to residents, who play a strategic role by keeping their properties from becoming breeding grounds and reporting problems to the District. This video gives practical advice and contact information so everyone stays safe.

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Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District

Published Jun 2023

Publications

Learn how the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is protecting you from mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases—and how you can help.

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Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

Published May 2023

Digital Stories

The Agency strives to provide information related to Tehama County’s solid waste programs, plans, elements and progress towards reducing the amount of waste entering the landfill, and conserving natural resources while protecting human health and the environment.

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Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency

Published Mar 2023

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Como parte de la adaptación de SCV Water a los efectos de largo alcance de la sequía y el cambio climático, estamos encantados de ofrecer estos importantes consejos y orientación de expertos, así como descuentos y recursos. Y si ha estado pensando en adoptar el cambio, ahora es el momento perfecto. Además de ahorrar agua hoy, estará sentando las bases para un futuro más sostenible en su jardín, así como para las abejas, mariposas y pájaros que buscan un lugar donde prosperar.

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Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency

Published Mar 2023

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As SCV Water adapts to the far-reaching effects of drought and climate change, we are happy to provide these important expert tips and guidance, as well as rebates and resources. And if you’ve been thinking about making the switch, now is the perfect time. Besides saving water today, you are laying the groundwork (literally!) for a more sustainable future for your yard, not to mention the bees, butterflies and birds looking for a place to flourish.

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Orange County Waste & Recycling

Published Nov 2022

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Reducir el desperdicio de alimentos es un paso importante. ¡Conozca cómo puede cumplir su parte!

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Orange County Waste & Recycling

Published Nov 2022

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Reducing food waste is an important step forward for the entire community: it lengthens the life of landfills, cuts down on greenhouse emissions, creates compost for gardens and farms, and gets still edible food to hungry residents. Learn how to do your part.

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City of Roseville

Published Nov 2022

Digital Stories

The City of Roseville was incorporated April 10, 1909 and is located in Placer County, 16 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital. Roseville encompasses 43.05 square miles and is positioned along I-80 and Highway 65. The city has long been focused on water needs, especially now with the drought blanketing the western United States. Although water resources are strong, we need to reduce use right now to stretch our supplies going into the fall and winter seasons, and through the summer months.

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Butte County Public Works

Published Jun 2022

Digital Stories

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services.

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Exotic Plants

Published May 2022

Printed Stories

For more than 45 years Exotic Plants has offered the largest variety of premium indoor plants to the Sacramento metropolitan area. You’ll find large green palms, ficus and fiddle leaf figs, colorful foliage plants such as crotons and bromeliads and blooming plants, including the largest variety of vibrant orchids in our community. Our plants, containers and other decor are often imported from places such as Hawaii and even Bali. These stories in the Sacramento News & Review and online illuminated their living plant artwork.

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County of San Diego Department of Public Works

Published Dec 2021

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Throwing food away creates a myriad of problems--diverting it has a wealth of benefits. And now a new California law--SB 1383--is mandating residents and businesses reduce the amount of food that goes to landfills by 75% and divert 20% more still-edible food to feed hungry Californians. Learn how San Diego County Department of Public Works is addressing these changes, as well as how to do it, who it helps and why it matters.

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City of Oakland

Published Oct 2021

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We all want our planet to be healthy and green. And we can all play a big part—at our own homes—just by putting things in the right waste bins. This fun activity book, designed for 9-12-year-olds and available in four languages--Chinese, English, Spanish and Vietnamese--teaches this important lesson through crosswords, word searches, matching games and art and science projects.

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City of Oakland

Published Oct 2021

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Todos queremos que nuestro planeta sea sano y ecológico. Y tú puedes ser muy importante en esa labor en casa, al poner las cosas en los cubos de basura correctos.

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City of Oakland

Published Oct 2021

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Tất cả chúng ta đều muốn hành tinh của chúng ta khỏe mạnh và xanh tươi. Và bạn có thể đóng một vai trò quan trọng — tại chính ngôi nhà của mình — chỉ bằng cách bỏ mọi thứ vào đúng thùng rác phân loại.

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Pioneer Community Energy

Published Oct 2021

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Pioneer Community Energy offers local control of electrical service in Placer and El Dorado counties, giving those communities power over their choice of power.

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Regional Water Authority

Published Sep 2021

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Less stress on you; less stress on your landscape; less stress on the environment. And big water savings, too! Those are some of the benefits of a water-wise garden. By growing plants that can thrive naturally in Sacramento, your landscape has a much better chance of success and looking good year round – regardless of shifts in the weather and climate.

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Solano County Organic Waste

Published Sep 2021

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A new law, SB 1383, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022, and mandates a 75% reduction of organic waste disposal in landfills, as well as a 20% rescue of currently wasted food, by 2025. Learn how to do it, who it helps and why it matters.

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Western Placer Waste Management Authority

Published Aug 2021

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The Western Placer Waste Management Authority sorts recyclables for you at the Materials Recovery Facility. Explore how these efforts are benefiting Placer residents and the environment.

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City of Burbank Public Works

Published Jun 2021

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Learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle used motor oil--and why it matters.

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Butte County Air Quality Management District

Published May 2021

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Learn how the Butte County Air Quality Management District partners with residents and businesses to improve the air quality for everyone. In fact, they can help you identify grants and incentive programs to replace inefficient equipment and vehicles, as well as give you real-time air quality data and Burn Day information.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Jan 2021

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Medication left in a medicine cabinet can be: Taken by the wrong person (overdosing or starting an addiction)--particularly a child or teen; or stolen by someone coming into the house. Dispose of your medications properly at medication take-back bins--safely, conveniently and anonymously.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Jan 2021

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When pharmaceuticals are flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain, water treatment plants can’t remove these types of chemicals, so it enters our water system and can cause harm to the environment. Dispose of your medications properly at medication take-back bins--safely, conveniently and anonymously.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Jan 2021

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When medications are thrown into the garbage, they can be taken by someone or end up in our landfills, where the chemicals are also an environmental hazard. Dispose of your medications properly at medication take-back bins--safely, conveniently and anonymously.

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Tulare/Kern/Delta Mosquito Abatement

Published Nov 2020

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Learn how to keep your family and neighborhood safe from disease-carrying mosquitoes. In fact, you can take simple steps to prevent mosquitoes from making your property a breeding ground. And learn how to find and apply EPA-registered repellents to prevent bites.

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Westervelt Ecological Services

Published Oct 2020

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Learn how habitat banking restores the land, benefits native wildlife and reduces flood risks. Westervelt Ecological Services is a nationwide leader in environmental mitigation and conservation.

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Turlock Mosquito Abatement District

Published Sep 2020

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Aedes aegypti, a new invasive mosquito, is making itself at home in California, including the Turlock area. This itty bitty insect can potentially carry deadly diseases. How to protect yourself and your home.

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Valley Clean Energy

Published Jul 2020

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Since June 2018, Valley Clean Energy has offered power that is high in renewable energy and low in greenhouse gas content to customers in Davis, Woodland and unincorporated Yolo County. In fact, customers can choose the service perfect for their home or business – including a completely renewable and carbon-free option. Customers continue to find solace in knowing that net revenues from the not-for-profit do not go to shareholders but instead are invested in local green energy projects, green infrastructure and jobs.

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County of San Diego Department of Public Works

Published Jul 2020

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By going back to basics, you can learn how to recycle right. That includes stopping contamination.

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Peninsula Clean Energy

Published Apr 2020

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Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County's community electricity provider, shares the progress its made to reach its goal of 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity.

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Peninsula Clean Energy

Published Apr 2020

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Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County's community electricity provider, shares the progress its made to reach its goal of 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity. This glossy version is designed for use throughout the year.

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Product Stewardship

Published Mar 2020

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Tips for how to recycle a mattress or box springs with the help of Bye Bye Mattress. Created by N&R Publications for Product Stewardship Group.

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Product Stewardship

Published Mar 2020

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Tips for how to recycle unused paint via the PaintCare program. Created by N&R Publications for Product Stewardship Group.

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Mono County

Published Mar 2020

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Recycling in rural communities looks different than in urban areas. But Mono County has innovative, creative ways for people to recycle glass, aluminum, plastic and cardboard, as well as fishing line, mattresses and paint.

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California Compost Coalition

Published Feb 2020

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California is embracing large-scale composting as a way of reducing waste in landfills while safeguarding some of the Golden State’s greatest assets: its soil, its water and the health of its people!

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Butte County Fire Safe Council

Published Nov 2019

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With over 33 million acres of forest and woodlands in California, it is imperative that Californians adopt policies and practices that help prevent the catastrophic fires seen throughout the state in recent years. With the help of Butte County Fire Safe Council, discover various methods for restoring and maintaining forest health, and subsequently everyone and everything that calls California home.

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Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Published Oct 2019

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Currently diverting over a million pounds of food from landfills annually, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank helps eradicate food insecurity throughout Los Angeles County while safeguarding the environment from unnecessary waste. However, changed behavior at every level of the food cycle is essential to fight hunger and protect the environment. Whether a farmer, retailer, consumer or nonprofit, discover how you can reduce waste and support your community with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!

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Department of Water Resources

Published Oct 2019

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Since its construction in 1968, the Oroville Dam has enhanced the safety of surrounding cities historically impacted by devastating floods. With regular improvements and investments in infrastructure, the Oroville Dam will continue to mitigate unwanted natural occurrences.

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Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Published Sep 2019

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With the increased migration of invasive disease-bearing mosquitoes in Santa Clara County, it is imperative for residents to familiarize themselves with methods to identify pests and methods to stay protected. The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is an integral resource for community members in pests protection, learn more about how the district helps!

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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

Published Jul 2019

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If batteries are prepared correctly for collection and recycling, they could potentially explode when being handled, processed and transported. Learn what four steps to follow to prevent battery fires!

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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

Published Jul 2019

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Don't toss batteries loosely into the trash or recycling bin, they could explode! So where do they go? Find out where to put your batteries for recycling in San Mateo County in this video.

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Product Stewardship

Published Jun 2019

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Desechar pinturas, baterías, colchones y alfombras viejas es fácil y benéfico para California. Traído a usted por Paint Care, Bye Bye Mattress, Carpet America Recovery Effort and Call2Recycle.

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Product Stewardship

Published Jun 2019

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Getting rid of old paint, batteries, mattresses and carpet is easy — and good for California! Brought to you by Paint Care, Bye Bye Mattress, Carpet America Recovery Effort and Call2Recycle.

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Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District

Published Jun 2019

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Protect yourself and your community from vectors and vector-borne diseases by engaging in preventative practices and supporting the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District!

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Butte, Nevada and Placer County Mosquito & Vector Control Districts

Published Jun 2019

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Mosquitoes and ticks are tiny pests that create massive problems with the diseases they carry. Learn safe habits to protect yourself and others.

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GRID San Joaquin

Published May 2019

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Learn how you can join the solar movement!

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CPSC Chico

Published May 2019

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Governmental agencies, local business and environmental groups are working together to educate the public on the need to minimize toxic products and how to handle them safely.

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WRCOG - Transportation Department

Published May 2019

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It's easier than ever to own and drive an electric vehicle in Western Riverside County, see how much you can save by making the switch!

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published May 2019

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Caring for Our Watersheds, a joint program of Nutrien and the Center for Land-Based Learning, empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds through an environmental proposal writing contest. Up to $10,000 in cash is available to students so that they can turn their ideas into reality.

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San Mateo County Environmental Health Services

Published Mar 2019

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There's a wrong way and a right way to recycle your batteries. But if you're not supposed to put them in the trash, then were are they supposed to go? In truth, batteries in the trash are a huge danger to recycling facilities. There are four easy steps to avoid this danger: Collect your batteries, tape their terminals, zip them in a clear zip-top plastic bag, and place them on top of your recycling or garbage carts, depending on your hauler. Learn more about how to keep San Mateo clean and safe by reading on!

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The City of Oceanside

Published Feb 2019

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From reducing contamination in our recycling bins to proper disposal of sharps and other household hazardous waste, there's a lot we can do to keep Oceanside beautiful. Look inside to learn more about how you can help Oceanside by using your curbside carts and properly disposing of household hazardous materials.

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The City of Oceanside

Published Feb 2019

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Aprenda cómo puede ayudar a Oceanside utilizando correctamente sus contenedores de acera para deshacerse adecuadamente los desechos domésticos peligrosos.

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Waste management agencies of Marin and Sonoma counties

Published Feb 2019

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Are all items labeled "compostable" and "biodegradable" okay to put in your compost cart? Not if you're in Marin and Sonoma counties! Watch the video to learn what happens to your compost cart after you take it curbside to learn why.

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California Refuse Recycling Council

Published Jan 2019

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For decades, California has been on the right road when it comes to recycling. The freeway, however, is transitioning into a toll road — and turning around is not a viable option. Recycling is no longer a major moneymaker in the U.S. It's a challenging time for California's recycling industry, but everyone has a stake in meeting those challenges. Learn what you can do as a state decision-maker, a city or county, or as an everyday consumer.

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Waste management agencies of Marin and Sonoma counties

Published Dec 2018

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Visionaries at Marin Sanitary Service explain what "contamination" is, and why it's dangerous to the recycling process.

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Waste management agencies of Marin and Sonoma counties

Published Dec 2018

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Film plastics are extremely harmful to the recycling process. Learn what types of plastics you can put into the recycling cart and what you should do with plastic bags instead.

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County of San Diego

Published Oct 2018

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When we think of how much food we consume or waste, it's often just a passing twinge as we navigate busy lives. But what if we could make a significant impact simply by performing important food-related tasks differently? Each year, residents and businesses in the county produce 500,000 tons of food waste — so everyone needs to work together to adopt new and simple habits to dispose of food waste properly! Learn more about how to help San Diego County and the environment in this publication.

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Marin Sanitary Service

Published Oct 2018

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Imagine hand-sorting a city's worth of garbage every day. That's what recycling looked like in 1948, when Joe Garbarino started. Now he comes to work every day at the age of 85, and is proud to see his curbside recycling program in millions of households across the country. So how did Marin Sanitary Service revolutionize the way the nation recycles? Check out this publication to learn more.

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Yolo County Integrated Waste Management Division

Published Sep 2018

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Learn why organics recycling is just the latest way Yolo County is making sure our community doesn't "waste" our waste.

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City of West Sacramento

Published Sep 2018

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Learn why organics recycling is just the latest way Yolo County is making sure our community doesn't "waste" our waste.

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Fresno County Department of Public Health and the mosquito and vector control districts of Fresno County

Published Sep 2018

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La prevención contra los mosquitos y las enfermedades que transmiten es simple: Siga el agua. Y cuando encuentre el agua, elimínela — independientemente de que se encuentre fuera o dentro de un hogar. También asegúrese de usar repelente contra insectos

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RethinkWaste

Published Sep 2018

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Desechar sus baterías en los carritos azul o negro puede causar daños graves a las instalaciones de reciclaje y a sus empleados. ¡Afortunadamente, desecharlas correctamente es simple y fácil en el área de servicio de RethinkWaste!

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Fresno County Department of Public Health and the mosquito and vector control districts of Fresno County

Published Sep 2018

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Mosquitoes don't have to rule the outdoors, residents can take simple actions together with their local mosquito abatement or control district that will help manage mosquito populations. Learn what actions you should take at home to combat mosquitoes!

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RethinkWaste

Published Sep 2018

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¡Los mercados globales del reciclaje han cambiado radicalmente! Siga leyendo para ver cómo puede ayudar.

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RethinkWaste

Published Aug 2018

Publications

Throwing your batteries into your blue or black carts can cause serious damage to recycling facilities and their employees. Luckily, disposing of them correctly is simple and easy in the RethinkWaste service area! Read on to learn how you can easily keep your community safe.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Aug 2018

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Improperly disposing of medications or needles can have a serious effect on a community — such as fueling addiction, threatening public safety and polluting important waterways. Learn how the California Product Stewardship Council and its partners in San Joaquin County have made proper disposal of medications and medical sharps easy throughout the region — and how you can help keep the region safe!

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RethinkWaste

Published Aug 2018

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Global recycling markets have radically shifted! See how properly using RethinkWaste's blue, green and black carts can keep workers safe, the community clean and recycling prices from rising.

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Salinas Valley Recycles

Published Jul 2018

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Learn how Salinas Valley Recycles is working toward a future without landfills and considering new options for disposing of the region’s waste.

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The City of Oceanside

Published Jun 2018

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Improperly disposing of used oil and used oil filters can have a serious consequences. Luckily, disposal can be easy! Learn how to protect Oceanside's waterways and beaches by recycling used oil and oil filters properly the first time.

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The City of Oceanside

Published Jun 2018

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Proteja las vías fluviales y las playas de Oceanside reciclando el aceite de motor y los filtros usados de aceite.

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Nevada State Parks

Published Jun 2018

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With 25 state parks in Nevada, there's an excursion fit for every visitor. Discover some of Nevada's hidden gems and tips for a fulfilling outdoor vacation!

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Butte County Beverage Recycling

Published Jun 2018

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After you've quenched your thirst, find out how to make sure your beverage container gets recycled the right way.

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Waste management agencies of Marin and Sonoma counties

Published Apr 2018

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Just because an item is thrown into the recycling cart doesn't mean it will get recycled. Worse, it can contaminate other recyclables and cause entire loads of otherwise recyclable items to end up in the landfill — incurring huge costs, damages and lost revenue along the way. Recycling right can be easy, but you have to know the correct way to do so as a resident, business or school!

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Valley Clean Energy

Published Apr 2018

Publications

A new, local power company gives residents the chance to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their electric bill.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2018

Publications

Caring for Our Watersheds, a joint program of Nutrien and the Center for Land-Based Learning, empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds through an environmental proposal writing contest. Up to $10,000 in cash is available to students so that they can turn their ideas into reality.

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Napa County Mosquito Abatement District

Published Apr 2018

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Defeating these blood-sucking pests is about knowing your enemy. This guide gives residents the power to take the fight to the mosquito.

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Sacramento-area Municipalities and Waste Management Services

Published Mar 2018

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Sacramento-area recycling carts are being contaminated with food residue, plastic bags, hazardous materials and other trash — things that don’t belong there. If recyclables don’t get “cleaner,” they may have to go to the landfill. Not only is that harmful to the environment, it could increase waste management costs for residents. The solution to this problem is simple — and it starts with you. Find out what can and can’t be recycled in your recycling cart.

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Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

Published Mar 2018

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Tehama County is making it easier to recycle household hazardous waste (HHW), which contains hazardous materials that can contaminate or land and pose a risk to the waste workers that handle them. Of particular concern are 1 lb. propane gas cylinders, which are used in outdoor recreational areas for heating, cooking and lighting. In this publication, learn how Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency is creating safe ways to collect and recycle propane cylinders and what residents can do to properly recycle all HHW items.

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County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works

Published Dec 2017

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Santa Cruz County is getting closer to a world with no waste. Inside, find stories about how the county is at the forefront of waste reduction and recycling, and what you can do to help! Combat overflowing landfills and climate change with help from the County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works.

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Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority

Published Aug 2017

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Do you know what to do with your food scraps? Find out how we can save our landfills by composting food waste, turning it into a valuable resource. Plus get everyday tips for ways to reduce food waste at home, at school, at work and while dining out.

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Salinas Valley Recycles

Published Apr 2017

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Can you envision a future free of landfills? Currently, Salinas Valley only has the Johnson Canyon Landfill, which will reach capacity in the next 45 years. Salinas Valley Recycles is working toward a solution, considering new options for disposing of the region’s waste. As issues like climate change and smart use of space impact planning, it’s important to be smart about how we process our waste. Through cutting-edge technology, it is possible to re-purpose the organic materials that wind up in our landfills and make our waste work for us! This publication will introduce readers to some of the options Salinas Valley Recycles is considering to dispose of our waste in an economically and environmentally sound way.

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Salinas Valley Recycles

Published Apr 2017

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¿Puede usted imaginar un futuro libre de vertederos? En la actualidad, Salinas Valley sólo cuenta con el vertedero Johnson Canyon, que alcanzará su capacidad en los próximos 45 años. Salinas Valley Recycles está trabajando hacia una solución, considerando nuevas opciones para eliminar los residuos de la región. Como temas como el cambio climático y el uso inteligente de la planificación de impacto espacial, es importante ser inteligente acerca de cómo procesamos nuestros residuos. Gracias a la tecnología de vanguardia, es posible reutilizar los materiales orgánicos que terminan en nuestros vertederos y hacer que nuestros desechos funcionen para nosotros. Esta publicación presentará a los lectores algunas de las opciones que Salinas Valley Recycles está considerando para disponer de nuestros desechos de manera económica y ambientalmente correcta.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2017

Publications

Caring for Our Watersheds, a joint program of Agrium and the Center for Land-Based Learning, empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds through an environmental proposal writing contest. Up to $10,000 in cash is available to students so that they can turn their ideas into reality.

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Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Published Jul 2016

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Air quality impacts our health in the Sacramento region. But with so many sources of air pollution, how do we begin to manage air quality to protect the ones we love? One answer is the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. SMAQMD’s programs have contributed to air quality improvement in our region, including attainment of 24-hour ozone particulate matter levels. As the population increases and research on the health effects of air pollution grows, the need to continue this work becomes clear. Discover what an air quality management district does and how you can contribute to improving the air we breathe.

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Oil Recycling in Butte and Tehama Counties

Published Jun 2016

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In 2010, approximately 120 million gallons of lubricating oil were sold in California. That oil is a necessary component of operating our cars, boats and agricultural machinery. But once it’s done its job, where does the oil go? Some of it (24 million gallons) is burned off or leaked out by engines. But the majority (83 million gallons) is recycled. The remaining 13 million gallons? It likely ends up improperly disposed of down storm drains, into lakes or streams, or thrown in the garbage. Learn why it's important to recycle and reduce the consumption of oil.

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San Benito Household Hazardous Waste

Published Jun 2016

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Out of concern for the environment, California requires that all hazardous materials, such as pesticides, paints and batteries, be kept out of landfills. But what is a resident supposed to do with all that stuff? The answer is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). San Benito County residents can bring their HHW to the disposal facility or visit any number of retail disposal locations. Lack of knowledge of how and where to dispose of certain items is leading to materials going into the landfill, where they could pose environmental problems. Many times, HHW involves reusing the material, closing the loop in the recycling process. Gain a better understanding of how and why they should dispose of their HHW properly.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2016

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Caring For Our Watersheds engages students in improving the environment through a contest where students propose — and even implement — ways to improve their watersheds. A program of the Center for Land Based Learning, the contest promotes interest in environmental science and the next generation of good stewards to our rivers. By telling stories of students who have successfully proposed and implemented projects to create environmental change, this publication will educate the public on what this program is, announce the finalists, highlight implemented projects, and encourage students, teachers, professionals and sponors to get involved in the watershed program.

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Turlock Mosquito Abatement District

Published Apr 2016

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Turlock Mosquito Abatement District personnel are keeping a close watch on mosquito breeding areas in the community. Learn about the District's approach and how you can help.

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Santa Clara County Safe Drug Disposal

Published Apr 2016

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There is a health and safety epidemic happening in Santa Clara County, and it starts in each and every one of our homes. The improper use and disposal of prescription drugs can lead to poisonings, crime, water quality issues and even death. Learn what Santa Clara County is doing about this issue and how you can help.

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Alameda County MEDS Coalition

Published Apr 2016

Publications

Join members from across Alameda County who are working together to reduce demand for prescription medications and dispose of them safely.

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Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District

Published Mar 2016

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The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District is dedicated to protecting public health by monitoring, treating and managing more than 20,000 sources of mosquito production in Marin and Sonoma counties. Learn what the District is doing to protect residents from vectors, including mosquitoes and ticks, and how you can help.

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Water Forum

Published Mar 2016

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The American River is the lifeblood of our community. It provides life-giving water to the people and animals of our region. It's also a rich ecosystem that sustains myriad species, as well as a rich environment for recreation. Generations of Sacramento-area residents have grown up on and along the banks of our rivers, staying active and healthy while connecting with nature. Managing the river is a complex task undertaken by a variety of agencies. The Sacramento Water Forum is a diverse group of business and agricultural leaders, citizen groups, environmentalists, water managers, and local governments working together to balance two goals: providing a reliable and safe water supply for our region in the long term and preserving the fishery, wildlife, recreational, and aesthetic values of the lower American River.

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The Sacramento Rendering Company

Published Jan 2016

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Where do the animal byproducts from the agriculture and food processing industries go? The answer is they are recycled into products we use every day (like dog food and soap) through the ancient practice of rendering. Find out why rendering makes sense for the environment, health and safety and our economy.

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Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Published Jan 2016

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The more you know about mosquitoes, the more you know why we need to reduce their numbers. Help Santa Clara County Vector Control District prevent the spread of harmful diseases, like West Nile virus, by reducing mosquito-breeding areas around your property.

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Sacramento County Household Hazardous Waste

Published Nov 2015

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Out of concern for the environment, California requires that all hazardous materials, such as pesticides, paints and batteries, be kept out of landfills. But what is a resident supposed to do with all that stuff? The answer is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Sacramento County residents can bring their HHW to four locations to dispose of these materials free of charge, or they can seek out any number of community disposal options. Lack of knowledge of how and where to dispose of certain items is leading to materials going into the landfill, where they could pose environmental problems. Many times, HHW reuses the material, closing the loop in the recycling process. This publication gives residents a better understanding of how and why they should dispose of their HHW properly.

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GRID Alternatives

Published Nov 2015

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GRID Alternatives' stated mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Equal parts eco-evangelists and social impact warriors, GRID Alternatives makes green solar power accessible for income-qualifying homeowners, helps fight poverty by reducing energy costs for participating homeowners, offers no-cost job training in a growing industry to fight unemployment and promote upward mobility, and helps build greener communities.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Jun 2015

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Prescription medication can save lives, but it can also take lives. San Mateo County is addressing this serious problem head-on.

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Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership

Published May 2015

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The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership is a multijurisdictional program made up of Sacramento County and the incorporated cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Galt and Rancho Cordova. It is dedicated to educating everyone about the consequences of water pollution.

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Napa County Mosquito Abatement District

Published May 2015

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Since 1925, the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District has covered vast spaces to fight mosquitoes in Napa County. For 90 years, this small government agency has used research and evolving technologies to control mosquitoes and other vectors.

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Paradise Irrigation District

Published Apr 2015

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Even a century ago, Paradise residents knew water was a necessity for sustaining life on the ridge. In 1916 the people of Paradise voted form the Paradise Irrigation District, which sought to give residents control of their water and make improvements. Today, PID still operates as a local government agency that is committed to providing residents and businesses with the highest-quality, most affordable water possible.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2015

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Caring for Our Watersheds is a program that empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Nov 2014

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This publication increases public awareness and understanding of the threats posed by improper disposal of sharps and meds and educates public on best practices and existing resources for proper disposal of sharps and meds. in their local community in Marin County. The publication also educates about the movement for product stewardship legislation, which can further improve access to and ease of proper disposal options for meds. and sharps.

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East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control

Published Oct 2014

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East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control helps protect residents from nuisance and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Learn about the services EBRPMARC provides, the mosquito lifecycle, West Nile virus, and how to keep yourself safe from mosquitoes.

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City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

Published Sep 2014

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Saving water needs to be in our thoughts every day — when we turn on our sprinklers, brush our teeth and wash our clothes. Learn how the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is helping homeowners and businesses conserve water and how you can do your part!

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St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District

Published Aug 2014

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St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District is fighting these pesky insects and the diseases they carry through an Integrated Mosquito Management approach. Find out how you can help in the District's efforts to "fight the bite."

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Shasta and Placer Mosquito and Vector Control Districts

Published Jun 2014

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Public outreach and education on West Nile virus, how to protect yourself and the efforts of local mosquito and vector control districts. A collaboration of Placer and Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control Districts.

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Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District

Published Jun 2014

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Dangerous new species of mosquitoes bring with them the potential to spread harmful diseases. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District helps protect the community through its surveillance and education efforts.

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Utah Mosquito Abatement Districts

Published Apr 2014

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What do you know about mosquitoes? Do you know that one bite could give you a potentially harmful disease? Or that you could be encouraging mosquitoes to breed - in your own backyard! Mosquito Abatement Districts in the Salt Lake City area are helping to educate residents so they know the risks.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2014

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Caring For Our Watersheds is a program that empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds.

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California Product Stewardship Council

Published Mar 2014

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Unwanted medications and used needles can pose a hazard to our families, our community and our environment. The California Product Stewardship Council is working with stakeholders to find a solution to this problem through safe disposal options.

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Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Published Mar 2014

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What you don't know about mosquitoes could hurt you. Find out ways to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Northern Salinas Mosquito Abatement District

Published Aug 2013

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Controlling the current mosquito population is important for the health and safety of family, friends and pets. The Northern Salinas Valley Mosquito Abatement District aims to educate and protect residents from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Benton County Mosquito Control District

Published Jul 2013

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When mosquito season hits, you can be prepared. Benton County Mosquito Control provides facts and tips on how to protect yourself and your family from one of nature's most resilient pests.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2013

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Protecting our environment is important. Sacramento Earth Day is a family-friendly event bringing together hundreds of vendors, businesses and individuals united in the goal of preserving the planet for future generations.

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Center for Land-Based Learning

Published Apr 2013

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Water is a crucial part of our environment. Caring For Our Watersheds is a program that empowers students to imagine, develop and create solutions in their local watersheds.

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City of Sacramento

Published Jan 2013

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Making Sacramento more sustainable and accessible is a goal shared by everyone. Updating the city's zoning code will allow for smarter infill growth, while also spurring economic growth.

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Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management

Published Nov 2012

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Clean air is an important and valuable resource that needs to be preserved. Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management works to control emissions and stop other air pollutants that are dangerous to the environment.

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Mosquito Vector Control

Published Jun 2012

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Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting the West Nile virus, encephalitis, malaria and more. Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District provides useful tips to repel and interrupt the life cycle of mosquitoes.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2012

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Earth Day is a celebration of the birth of the environmental movement. Every year, the Environmental Council of Sacramento hosts Earth Day to raise awareness and advocate for environmental causes.

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The City of Sacramento General Plan

Published Mar 2012

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Climate change is real. Over the last decade, the City of Sacramento has proven its commitment to addressing climate change by creating a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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South Yuba River Citizens League

Published Jan 2012

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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival features films that highlight the good people are doing for the planet. In addition, organizer South Yuba River Citizens League aims to inspire further acts of kindness on behalf of the earth.

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Nevada County Land Trust Benefit Concert

Published Jul 2011

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Nevada County Land Trust is a nonprofit, membership-supported group dedicated to the conservation of the state's natural resources and landscapes. Each year, national headlining acts perform at a benefit concert to raise money for the organization.

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SiGBA and Local Green Sierra

Published May 2011

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Northern California's Green Life ECO Fest is a gathering place where new ideas and technologies on sustainability for businesses and communities can be shared.

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ECOS

Published Apr 2011

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Sacramento's Earth Day brings together environmental activists and organizations to celebrate efforts to preserve the planet for future generations.

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Sacramento Natural Gas Storage

Published Sep 2010

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Natural gas used to generate electricity in Sacramento comes from a pipeline outside the city. Sacramento needs natural gas storage to ensure there are no interruptions in production.

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Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District

Published Aug 2009

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Mosquitoes are the primary vector of the West Nile virus. Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District works to protect you and your family from this debilitating disease.

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